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Skincare

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My Skin Story – Part 3

Mikaela Lauren Wellness Skin Journey 3

In the last two posts, I shared my journey of having severely cystic acne, to clear skin. Today I'm sharing what I know helped heal my skin:Cleaning up my diet and avoiding any food I'm sensitive to. Food sensitivities can be caused by an imbalance in gut bacteria, so you don’t need to cut them out forever, but if they are causing inflammation in your gut, your body can respond with acne. Cutting out these triggers while I healed my gut was crucial to clearing my skin. Research suggests there may be a correlation between acne and dairy, so it's not a bad idea to[...]

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My Skin Story – Part 2

My Skin Journey - Part 2

Last week I shared my experience with conventional medicine and my acne. You can read about it in part one of this series here. After years of seeing only temporary results, I decided it was time to dive deeper and find the root cause of my acne. When I lived in Indonesia, I saw a holistic approach to medicine. I had never experienced this before, but it intrigued me, and I wondered if I could use this approach of food as medicine to clear my skin. I began cutting out certain foods that I researched could trigger acne including sugar, gluten, soy, and dairy. I tr[...]

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My Skin Story – Part 1

Let’s chat about my own story and health journey, specifically my acne story. As many preteens and teens do, I experienced acne. I tried many different products to treat my acne, but nothing seemed to change much. It wasn’t until college, that I went to a dermatologist for the first time. After sharing with her I was not interested in taking any oral supplements, she put me on a topical antibiotic and retinal cream. This did make a difference in my skin, and for the next few years, I had pretty clean skin. I eventually stopped taking the topical[...]

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10 things I do every day for my health

Mikaela Lauren Wellness 10 things

How do I take care of my mental, physical, spiritual, and relational health? Today I’m sharing with you the things I do every day that keep me physically in shape, mentally strong, and full of joy. I’m not perfect and I definitely have ups and downs, but the following 10 things are habits and I do them every day to keep myself happy and whole. I hope you find these helpful and can implement some. All right, let's get into it... here are the 10 things I do every day for my health: 1. Drink water Every day I aim for at least 60 oz. of water.[...]

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Top Clean Beauty Products

Clean beauty favorites

For years, I suffered with severe acne, beginning in middle school into adulthood. This has been one of my greatest insecurities and battles with my health. I will dive deeper into what I did to heal my skin, but today I have something for you... I’m sharing the top three CLEAN beauty products that helped clear my skin. I have done tons of research on products for acne-prone skin and how to get rid of blemishes. Through all the research, the best thing I did for my skin was to shift my mindset from “treating” my acne to “healing” my acne. With this c[...]